Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 211–228

A Review of the Types of Scientific Misconduct in Biomedical Research

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DOI: 10.1007/s10805-008-9068-6

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Kumar, M.N. J Acad Ethics (2008) 6: 211. doi:10.1007/s10805-008-9068-6

Abstract

Biomedical research has increased in magnitude over the last two decades. Increasing number of researchers has led to increase in competition for scarce resources. Researchers have often tried to take the shortest route to success which may involve performing fraudulent research. Science suffers from unethical research as much time, effort and cost is involved in exposing fraud and setting the standards right. It is better for all students of science to be aware of the methods used in fraudulent research so that such research can be detected early. Biomedical research is one area that seems to have attracted maximum numbers of fraudulent researchers; hence this article devotes itself to biomedical research scenario.

Keywords

Research misconductUnethical researchBiomedical researchScientific misconductFabricationFalsificationPlagiarism

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